Planned Parenthood worker: It’s a baby

An anonymous Planned Parenthood worker called Dr. Michael Brown’s “The Line of Fire” radio show.  She asked Brown whether God would ever forgive her for working in an abortion clinic. She then says:

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14 weeks

 

“When I started working there they told me I didn’t have to see anything in the back but that’s not really true. As the manager, you have to do all the other jobs other than procedures because I’m not a clinician. But there’s a room in the back and it’s called a POC room. And it’s “products of conception.” It’s where they take [abortion remains] to process. They refer to it either as tissue or fetus but I saw it for the first time. It’s a baby.

It’s not tissue.… It’s really bad. It is, it’s a baby – there is legs and there’s arms and there’s eyes – it’s a baby. And what got me today, the reason why I’m so upset is because on an ultrasound, sometimes you have to do ultrasounds while you’re doing it – if you’re far enough along, it looks like they’re fighting back. [It’s] murder…. It’s just not right.”

Kate Scanlon “Anonymous Single Mom Exposes Behind the Scenes Details at Planned Parenthood in Emotional Video”  The Blaze July 31, 2017 here

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Abortionist explains how few doctors want to prescribe abortion pill

When the abortion pill first became available, the FDA required general practitioners or other non-abortionists who prescribed it to have an agreement with an abortion provider to do a backup surgical abortion if the pills failed. One abortionist who runs a clinic explained how no local doctors had contacted her to do these backup procedures – meaning that none of the doctors in the area wanted to start prescribing the abortion pill.

Dr. Deborah Oyer, medical director and owner of Aurora Medical Services in Seattle

”We have not been called by anybody about surgical backup and we are the only clinic in the Pacific Northwest that’s been using mifepristone since the first trials. ‘We have gotten lots of calls over the years about medical abortions. We have done seminars on medical abortions and we have had tons of phone calls from the lay public and potential patients. But I don’t know of any doctors calling about surgical backup or about how to get started. ”I’m a little surprised,” she said. ”But also at some level, I’m not. In studies that were done in the last several years, there were always a significant percent of doctors who say they would do medical abortions. But I was always a little suspicious. It’s a lot easier to say you’ll do it than to actually do it.”

Gina Kolata.” Wary doctors spurn new abortion pill; some doctors insist that a surgical abortion remains a better alternative than the new pill.” The New York Times Nov 14, 2000

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“It wasn’t just getting rid of fetal tissue”

A woman considering an abortion did research on fetal development. She says:

“I started doing some research. I went around the hospitals and I started to see all the latest equipment and scans and all the rest of it.… I started seeing tiny little embryos and fetuses. And they didn’t look at all like lumps of tissue… that’s when I went through some enormous guilt about that last abortion. I just became incredibly miserable about it… I knew that I couldn’t have an abortion because I knew this time I would be killing a baby. It wasn’t just getting rid of fetal tissue…

 

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She had her son and says:

“… the world would be a dimmer place without him. A sunny nature, a funny little boy, absolutely charming and delightful.”

Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 280 – 282

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Abortion rate among teens dropped from 39% to 14%

The number of abortions done on teenagers has dropped a great deal. The abortion rate among teens is much lower than it was.

“Teens represented fewer than 14% of all abortions in 2011, compared to nearly 39% in 1980.”

Brittany Ferrell “Abortion in US at 40-Year Low” Family Policy Facts, NC Family Policy Council, 12/11/2014

The younger generation is having fewer abortions than in the past.

Perhaps the wider visibility of ultrasound pictures like this one has helped lower abortion rate among teens.

Abortion rate among teens

10 week 3d sonogram

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Woman’s partner curses at her when she tells him she’s pregnant

A woman who had an abortion describes what her partner said to her when she told him she was pregnant:

“He called me a bitch. When I told him I was pregnant, he said, ‘You’re lying, you’re a lying bitch.’ And then he just stopped talking to me.”

Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 131

She had no help or support from the father, and ended up aborting her baby.

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Woman is grateful for her 3 abortions, but considers them “morally wrong”

In a study in the Journal of American Culture, one postabortion woman said the following:

“I am extremely grateful for the choice I had in terminating three pregnancies. However, I believe they are morally wrong.”

Helen Susan Edelman, “Safe to Talk: Abortion Narratives as a Rite of Return,” Journal of American Culture 19, no. 4 (1996)

Ultrasound of baby at eight weeks, around the time of most abortions

Ultrasound of baby at eight weeks, around the time of most abortions

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Textbook describes abortion method where child is born alive

A textbook documents a type of abortion where babies are removed alive. This type of abortion, performed like doing a C-section, is rarely done today, but has been done in the past.

“After the first trimester, the traditional abortion technique consists of injecting a hormone-like substance (prostaglandin) or a saline solution into the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus. When all other methods have failed, a hysterectomy is performed. This procedure is essentially a caesarean section and may result in the fetus being born alive.”

Lewis R. Aiken Dying, Death, and Bereavement, 4th ed. (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001), 195

Second trimester baby – 16 weeks

Second trimester baby – 16 weeks

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Postabortion women say there was no counseling

From a study where numerous postabortion women were interviewed:

“Most women report that there was no counseling available to them before or after their abortions.”

Helen Susan Edelman, “Safe to Talk: Abortion Narratives as a Rite of Return,” Journal of American Culture 19, no. 4 (1996)

One possible reason why counseling is not done in many abortion clinics is that it does not bring in revenue. (also here) 

In many cases where there was counseling,it was merely a sales pitch. 

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Father of child with down syndrome: I can’t imagine life without her

Writer Theo Malekin writes about his daughter, who has down syndrome:

“Around 80 percent of women who get a positive test for Down syndrome still choose to have an abortion. Yet I cannot think of any parents of a child with Down syndrome who would give them up for anything….

Hazel has had an array of specialists who have helped her learn to walk and talk and she goes to a regular elementary school with other ‘normal’ kids. She still has challenges. We haven’t got her potty-trained yet. On the other hand, she knows her alphabet and she can count better than some of her classmates. ….

I do not love my daughter any less because she has Down syndrome. Her diagnosis says very little about who she is. She is not a disease or a syndrome but an individual: affectionate, naughty, infuriating at times, stubborn, self-willed and utterly charming. Certainly she has medical problems and developmental challenges not faced by other children. I’m not saying those don’t exist. But they’re one part of a much bigger picture.…

It is also an argument for changing attitudes that appear self-evident to too much of the general population. You cannot know if someone else’s life is worth living without asking them and without even knowing them. A disability does not necessarily stop you living a full, satisfying life. Oddly enough, I’m not sure that disabilities have anything to do with living full satisfying lives. When it comes to Hazel, her life is not a burden to her family but an unending source of delight. For my part, I cannot imagine life without her. But most importantly, her life is valuable to herself, and definitely worth living.”

Sadly THEO MALEKIN supports legalized abortion despite his belief that his daughter’s life is valuable

THEO MALEKIN “A Generational Shift in Understanding Life With Down Syndrome” The Atlantic MAR 27, 2013

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Post-abortion woman: I failed my daughter

From one woman who had an abortion:

“I wanted to have that baby. I ‘knew’ it was a girl. I ‘knew’ she wanted to be born. I miss her, to this day I miss her. I was crying and very upset but assured the clinic workers that this was my choice and that I wanted to go through with the abortion. I wish they had refused to believe my lies. I did not allow myself to get angry very much. I was afraid of the power of that anger. I was depressed for nearly a year after that abortion. I felt like a failure as a human being. I had failed my daughter. I had failed to protect her. I hated myself for that.”

Helen Susan Edelman, “Safe to Talk: Abortion Narratives as a Rite of Return,” Journal of American Culture 19, no. 4 (1996)

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